[Esug-list] About GSOC mess: Running under 'Smalltalk' org. name

Paolo Bonzini bonzini at gnu.org
Sat Feb 8 08:21:14 EST 2014

Il 08/02/2014 11:25, Janko Mivšek ha scritto:
> Which is to make GSoC attractive
> to all Smalltalkers by removing the last doubt about the any bias
> towards any Smalltalk or group.

Janko, I don't think that anyone has any doubt about that.  The number 
of proposals is obviously influenced by the popularity of dialects, but 
I'm 101% sure that prospective mentors are going to vote for them 
according to the value of the proposal and not the chosen dialect.

I also don't see the point of investing so much into your own selection 
system.  Google's is "interesting" in some cases, but it's gotten better 
and better every year.  You're free of course to do what you want as the 
org admin, but I think the choice can only make things more confusing.


> That's why I propose to go more
> independent under new name 'Smalltalk', besides a clearly better
> visibility of such name of course.
>   I invite you to follow the debate on GSoC mentor list:
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/smalltalk-gsoc-mentors
> All mentors with voting rights on past GSoCs please join back to this
> mailing list and help with debate:
>   https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/smalltalk-gsoc-mentors/join

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